Today’s decisive stage to the top of Covatilla was a showcase of what DAN MARTIN has given Israel Start-Up Nation in the Vuelta: an all-out effort and balls.
In the end, he could not shake his GC rivals but we could not have asked for more. Dan struggled today in the last few km’s but staged a great fight to avoid losing time to the 5th place Enric Mas.
And he got this job done.
So: Thank you DAN MARTIN and your 7 ISN teammates for giving us the greatest 17 days we could have imagined: 4th overall, a stage win and, most of all, the fighting spirit and amazing legs that fueled the battle for victory from day one.
Noa Toledo Arnon